1/2 cup mashed potatoes at room temperature
1 tsp. butter or margarine
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 – 7 oz. package flaked coconut
Walnuts, Pecans or Candied Cherries for garnishing
Add butter and almond flavoring to potatoes. Gradually stir in sugar (mixture will be very thin). Then stir in coconut. Drop cookies by teaspoonful on waxed paper. Top each one with a walnut, pecan or candied cherry. Let cookies set-up for about a 1/2 hour before packing in an airtight container. These cookies freeze beautifully. By using red halved candied cherries you can make them a festive addition to your holiday cookie gifts that you give to neighbors, friends, and family.